CZ Rider wrote:I was going to mention the Synclavier II that pre-dated the Yamaha series of strictly FM synthesizers. The Sync II is only a two operator FM with an envelope on the ammount of FM, sounding like a filter. The Sync II could also FM a resynthesis waveform for even more fun.8bit9bot wrote:You wanna hear DIFFERENT sounding examples of FM synthesis... check out demos of the Synclavier - it uses 2 operator setup... but the carrier is additive and you can basically make any waveform you want with it... and then freq. mod. it with a sine.
Little demo here of a resynthesis sound of the Lucky Man Moog where I turn the FM ammount to different ratios.
Another demo where you can hear the perfect intervals being dialed in. Octave intervals, fifths, and fourths sound tonal while the in between intervals sound more bell like.
I think there was more real time control of the FM on the Sync II then there was on the DX series? Not sure though, don't have a DX7 but have a TX-802 and a few other similar Yamahas.
I thought to get the same FM sounds on an analog oscillator you need to have a through zero type modulating oscillator? I get similar tones from tuned FM on my Moog, but not quite the same as the FM from the Sync II. They both do FM though.
The Casio PD way of doing almost the same thing is still my favorite of all those digitals. Something about the sound of those Casios sounds alive, like the oscillators are free runing. Where pressing the same key produces a slightly different sound. Not boring or mechanical sounding at all. Some kind of Casio magic in the circuits.
Which casios do you mean?